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DMPTool Service Update: February 2013


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Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • We held two project meetings in February to discuss the grants we received from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and IMLS. A blogpost at the DMPTool blog describes the meetings, and links to reports and other information:
  • DMTool has set up Facebook and Twitter accounts; consider following to stay informed. Facebook: ( and Twitter:
  • On Thursday February 28 at 1:29 PM (PT), there was a general UCOP (UC Office of the President) network outage which impacted connectivity for CDL operations and services including the DMPTool. At 2:33 PM, we received word from the UCOP systems office that the UCOP network was coming back online. A second interruption occurred around 3 PM, although that outage was resolved within a few minutes.This outage did not have any effect on data management plans already created. Please contact us at with any questions or concerns about this network outage.

Contributing Organizations

There are now more than 80 partner institutions that have either configured their campus single-signon or customized the DMPTool for their users. There are participating organizations in 34 states and the District of Columbia; California leads all states with 18 participating organizations. A map of all participating organizations is available here:

DMPTool Service Description

The Data Management Plan Tool (DMPTool) provides an easy to use interface that:

  • Helps users create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies
  • Meets funder requirements for data management plans
  • Provides step-by-step instructions and guidance for how to manage data
  • Provides information about resources and services available at your institution to help fulfill the data management requirements of your grant

DMPTool Service Managers

  • Perry Willett
  • Carly Strasser

Please send any questions or general correspondence to Note that campus library contacts have been embedded in the DMPTool and campus users will be directed to a local library contact.

DMPTool Training Materials, Guides, FAQs and Webinars

Help Guide: (

Service Monitoring and Availability

Check CDL’s system status page at